Friday, December 4, 2009

Clam Lights

Ivar Haglund is a Seattle legend. He was famous for his Acres of Clams seafood restaurants and his love for publicity stunts. While he is gone, his chain of eateries is going strong, and his company still sponsors local events.
Clam Lights kicked off tonight on the southern shore of Lake Washington at Coulon Park in Renton. A high school choir sang, and then the mayor of Renton pushed the button to light the display.
A friendly clam came.
More clams.
Shortly after, a parade of lighted boats cruised by as spectators stood out on the pier to watch.
Looking back from out on the water, the reflections added to the light show.
Season's Greetings to you too.


  1. I am so impressed with the great shots you got in the dark! Wow! That looks like it was so much fun! I did love Ivars clam chowder. Yum!

  2. That is beautiful! All of the effort to light up the night was certainly productive.

  3. We are enjoying your Seattle scenes from our winter home in Georgetown, GA on beautiful Lake Eufaula. The lights show that Ivar's puts on is really stunning! Something to brighten up the dark days of winter in Seattle.

  4. what a fun way to celebrate with lights on the water.

  5. What a dazzling display! Just beautiful. Certainly a lot of work must go into this and how wonderful that you all can enjoy this every year. Thank you for sharing!

  6. Well done photographing these lights Linda. They can sometimes be hard to get. - Dave

  7. Very cool lights. Thanks for sharing!!!

  8. Ooh, this looks fun! I hope they do it again next time I'm around for X-mas!


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